Part of speech: verb

To throw over; throw down; upset; defeat.

Part of speech: noun

The act of over throwing; destruction; demolition.

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Usage examples "overthrow":

  1. So I home to dinner and back again to White Hall, and, being come thither a little too soon, went to Westminster Hall, and bought a payre of gloves, and to see how people do take this late fight at sea, and I find all give over the thoughts of it as a victory and to reckon it a great overthrow. - "Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete Transcribed From The Shorthand Manuscript In The Pepysian Library Magdalene College Cambridge By The Rev. Mynors Bright", Samuel Pepys Commentator: Lord Braybrooke.
  2. Little by little he came to an understanding with the enemies of Tiberius and prepared a conspiracy for the final overthrow of the odious government of the son of Livia. - "The Women of the Caesars", Guglielmo Ferrero.
  3. The Hittites received a " great overthrow." - "Ancient Egypt", George Rawlinson Other: Arthur Gilman.